Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Dinner Options

Here are some restaurant options for your Easter celebrations.

Aura at Seaport Hotel
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-385-4300
From 10:30am-3:00pm, ($48 per adult; $12 per child; children under 2 free)

Chef Rachel Klein will whip up an Easter Brunch Buffet this year. Children will also be able to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt in the lobby adjacent to Aura. Brunch items include, but is not limited to: Crab Cake Benedict; Ricotta Blintzes; assorted fruit Pancakes; Chicken-Apple Sausage; Irish Steel Oats; Carrot-Ginger Soup; cheese and bacon Quiche; Strudel; Poached Salmon; Roasted Turbot; Shrimp Cocktail; Beef Tenderloin; Honey Glazed Ham; Leg of Lamb; Scallop Potato; Green Bean Almondine. Guests will also enjoy a lavish dessert buffet by pastry chef Karen Hodsdon with items like: Bread Pudding; Assortment of Cheesecakes; Butterscotch Pudding; Assorted Cookies; and, Chocolate Parfait.

40 Edwin H Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-497-4200
From 11am-4:00pm, ($50 per person)

Restaurant dante will feature a 3-course prix fixe menu featuring closely guarded family recipes passed down to Chef Dante by his Nonna. The menu includes classics like: Pizza Chiena, Agnello (lamb prepared a variety of ways), and Pastiera (Neapolitan Easter pie). Restaurant dante will also offer a menu of Special Easter Cocktails.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart Street,
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-292-0808
Easter Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-3:00pm, ($29.95 per person)

Fleming’s has a special brunch menu and their regular menu will also be available throughout the day and evening, (until 9pm). Fleming’s Easter Sunday Brunch menu includes your choice of one item from each of the three courses:

Fresh Fruit Salad
Wedge Salad
Smoked Salmon

Filet Benedict on buttermilk biscuits with hash brown potatoes and green beans
Berry Stuffed French Toast with Turkey Sage Sausage
Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Frittata with hash brown potatoes and green beans
Lump Crab, Asparagus, and Swiss Cheese Frittata with hash brown potatoes and green beans
Smoked Pork Chop with hash brown potatoes and green beans

Walnut Turtle Pie
Crème Brulee

Stanhope Grille at The Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-266-7200
Easter Weekend Chef’s Tasting Menu - Saturday & Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Executive Chef Raymond Southern has expertly created an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu available for dinner on Easter weekend only. Chef Southern’s five-plus-course tasting menu will be served as follows:

easter egg amuse: savory trio of cooked egg treats

roasted baby red romaine salad: micro beet tops, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic,
tempura goat cheese

halibut cheeks: poached in tomato, rosemary and garlic laced olive oil, minted fava mash, spring pea shoots, and young purple carrot jus

granita: spring white peach “bellini” style

iron pan roasted lamb saddle: petit sirah pan sauce, grape tomato and garlic jam, braised easter egg radish, parsnip soufflé

spring harvest raspberry bread pudding: lemon curd custard cream, berry muscat compote

chocolate egg: aroa fine chocolates, boston

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